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“Goodbye don’t mean gone.” – attributed to Ray Charles “Everywhere I go, I’m asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.” – Flannery O’Connor When New York calls, you listen, you go. That’s what two decidedly non-scientist role models in my life, Ray Charles and [...]

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Teaching Kids to Love Science, and Falling in Love with the Kids

  Put a science writer in a classroom with two-dozen ten-year-olds and I promise you this: the writer will learn more than the kids. I’ve just had that experience, not for the first time but in an especially fulfilling way, while talking about science to a group of fourth and fifth graders at Public School [...]

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Appalachia’s Fall Colors Safe for Now

It was time to get away. Remove myself from the city and head to the Appalachian Mountains to watch its warm-weather greens turn to the auburns, tangerines and rusts of autumn. First thing I noticed on arriving at the mountain cabin in the southwestern part of the state,  just outside Highlands, NC, was the pressing quiet. No [...]

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